The NEW Quad Element AX103S, f/8.0 refractor features a three element objective lens, incorporating a central ED lens. This reduces chromatic aberration and yields high contrast images. The rear Field Corrector Lens, helps to deliver sharp images to the edges of the field of view. "Precision Multi-Coating" applied to the lenses, assures high light transmission. The built in Dual Speed Focuser enables coarse and fine focus adjustments. Manufactured in Japan.
The SPHINX SXD equatorial mount and STARBOOK controller have been engineered for high-speed automatic location of celestial objects. It is now possible to explore the beauty of the night sky with greater ease and stability. The SPHINX comes standard with built in motors and the world's first star chart go-to controller, STARBOOK, with a large full color LCD display. The STARBOOK is easy to use and makes the SPHINX available to a wide range of ages and experience levels. A large astronomical database with 22,725 celestial objects is stored. A LAN Port within the controller allows for computer control and network connectivity.